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How to Invest in the S&P 500? All you need to know to invest in the index

The S&P 500, which stands for Standard and Poor’s, is a stock market index that monitors the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies. The companies in the index are added on the basis of their market capitalization. So the bigger the company, the more influence it has over the index. A corporation must be a […]

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Investing in IPO; Is it a wise choice in 2021?

Did you know? Between 2000 and 2021, there have been 5,538 IPOs. The lowest number was 62 in 2009. The number was at an all-time high in 2020, with 480 IPOs. But 2021 has already surpassed it with 843 IPOs and counting. An investment in an initial public offering (IPO) has the potential to provide […]

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Mutual fund vs stock; A guide to choosing to making the right choice

Here is the ultimate dilemma a beginner investor faces; ‘stocks or mutual funds?’ That is, which one should a beginner investor choose to invest his/her money in. Before we move on to answer that question (Yes, I will settle that debate once and for all), let’s look at mutual funds and stocks in detail and […]

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Investing Internationally; How to be a global investor?

Global or international investing includes the selection of global investment instruments as part of a portfolio. People frequently invest globally to diversify their portfolios and spread investment risk across markets. If you are considering international investing to gain profits, this article will teach you everything you need to know. Understanding International Investing Investing internationally allows […]

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Trading vs. Investment; Which one should you choose?

Investing and trading are two very different methods of attempting to profit in the financial markets. Investing is used by investors to achieve higher returns over a longer time. Traders, on the other hand, use both rising and falling markets to enter and leave positions more quickly, resulting in smaller, more frequent profits. So what […]

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Dip buying; The truth about the buying the dip.

“Time in the market beats timing the market” Most investors believe that the best time to buy stocks is during a downturn or a ‘dip’. But the question is – is buying the dip a good long-term investment strategy? The truth about ‘buy the dip’ First, let’s understand what it means to ‘buy the dip’. […]

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Safety margin; How to ensure returns from your stocks

“Value investing is trying to buy a dollar for fifty cents” – Warren Buffett The core principles of value investing revolve around the price at which an investor purchases securities. Because for value investors, what they buy is equally important as how much they buy it for. That’s where the margin of safety comes in. […]

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What Is Volatility: Overview, Types, Causes, How to Handle it, More

What is Volatility? When a market or asset has periods of unpredictable and sharp price swings, it is referred to as volatility. In general, indexes such as the S&P 500 gain or lose less than 1% per day. However, the market does experience major price movements from time to time, which experienced investors refer to as “volatility.” […]

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What is a Moat and why is it important in investing?

What do Amazon, Apple, and Google have in common? Apart from being some of the largest technology companies in the world, of course. They all have what Warren Buffet referred to as economic moats. Competitive advantage – Moat A company’s economic moat is a long-term competitive advantage a company has over the competing firms. An […]

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What is ETF? Meaning, function and why you need it

The first exchange-traded fund (ETF) was launched in 1993. Fast forward to date, and the global ETF assets stand at a whopping $9.1 trillion. In 2020 alone, investors poured more than $730 billion into ETFs. So what makes ETFs so popular among investors? Exchange-traded fund (ETF) Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are tradable securities that track an […]

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Book value; What it means to investors in 2021

When it comes to valuing a company and deciding whether it would be a good investment or not, things can get a little tricky. Of course, there are a lot of metrics you can look at, but it can be intimidating if you’re not sure what you’re looking at. For instance, you’ve probably heard about […]

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Why do we need the stock market? Function and importance

The answer is simple. The stock market provides companies access to money. That is the primary reason we need stock markets. But that’s not the only reason. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a stock market and why do we need it. What are stocks? Before we dive deeper into the stock market, it’s […]

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